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The Assistant

Assistant

The Assistant follows one day in the life of Jane (Julia Garner), a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, who has recently landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. Her day is much like any other assistant's -- making coffee, changing the paper in the copy machine, ordering lunch, arranging travel, taking phone messages, onboarding a new hire. But as Jane follows her daily routine, she, and we, grow increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colors every aspect of her work day, an accumulation of degradations against which Jane decides to take a stand, only to discover the true depth of the system into which she has entered.

 

Critical Notes

"It's a patient, deliberate, and chilling film, a damning indictment of the power structures that define so much of American life." - Rumaan Alam, The New Republic

 

Film Information

Director: Kitty Green
Cast:: Julia Garner, Matthew Macfadyen, Makenzie Leigh 
Year: 2020
Runtime: 87 min 
Country: USA
Language: English
Distributor: levelFILM
Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR

 

Screenings

DateCircuit CentreLocation
May 23, 2020Shuswap Film Society
Salmar Classic Theatre
Salmon Arm, BC

* Represents an approximate date. Please consult local listings.